9 November 2018

This week


Conclusions, Planning and Memories

by Mr Tony Kent

​Today marks the end of the school journey for our Year 12 students, as the 'lucky' few sit the last HSC exam which, by the way, happens to be Drama. On Sunday night we celebrate the journey at our Year 12 Formal. Then, on Monday, almost half of the class board a plane bound for Vanuatu to engage in our annual MAD (Making a Difference) Trip, a service focused experience like no other. Thus ends a journey of 13 years of formal education for our beloved students of the class of 2018.

Although it is an ending of sorts, it is also a beginning as each student pursues a range of options across work, training and tertiary study. Wherever this journey leads, they will carry with them the foundations for life that have been part of their experience here at CCAS. We openly promote an holistic approach to education. It's so much more than just academics, it's a focus on the whole person, aimed to develop good citizens who can make a positive contribution to this world, who are independent and resilient and know they have a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives. We wish you well Year 12, and will watch with great interest your forward journey beyond CCAS.

For the information of parents planning for next year, the 2019 Fee Schedule has now been set. Fees will increase next year, on average by 2%, in line with CPI. We are pleased to be able to continue to hold fees at a stable level (in real dollar terms) for the fourth year running. The actual Fee Schedule will be published on the school website in the next couple of weeks, but we wanted to give you this early notice for planning purposes.

Next week our Year 6 students head off on their annual Canberra Trip– the last of our camp experiences for 2018. I am sure that they will have a wonderful time and bring back lots of great memories of this experience. For the rest of the school it is the halfway point of the term. It's difficult to believe but Christmas is just around the corner.

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PLEASE NOTE: There will be no newsletter for the next two weeks. The next edition will be sent on Friday, November 30.


Combined Choirs

by Mrs Ali Heise

​Singing is said to be amazing for your mental health. 50 of our CCAS Choir members gave their mental health a huge lift this past Saturday. They donned their blue shirts and made their way up to Avondale College Church in Cooranbong for the bi-annual SDA Schools Combined Choir Event.

Our students sang in a choir of 170+ students representing Avondale School, Kempsey Adventist School, Hills Christian College and Wahroonga Adventist College to a packed auditorium. The sound was so beautiful with children as young as 6 all the way up to teachers in their 60s singing their hearts out.

We were given a glimpse of Heaven when our own Tahliana Tikoicina, backed by the choir, sang her solo, "The Light of the City". The final line, "...and the lame will walk all over the streets of that city" brought on spontaneous applause and cheering throughout the audience. It was such a blessing to sing about the hope we have for the future alongside these students. The Combined Choirs event will be back in two years time - a highlight for our future choir students to look forward to!

The CCAS Choirs will be taking new members across all grades at the beginning of Term 1, 2019. Students perform at a variety of events including school chapels and assemblies, Open Days, local church services, HRIS Cultural Festival and Erina Fair to name a few.

If your child is interested, please contact Ali Heise at aheise@ccas.nsw.edu.au



HRIS Primary Touch Football

by Mr Michael Kosmeier

​On Wednesday the Primary HRIS Touch Football teams braved the weather to compete in the annual competition in Nelson Bay.

Both teams performed extremely well on the day with the boys finishing 4th and the girls finishing 5th.

We would like to thank secondary student, Andria and Tommy, for sharing all their expertise with the students during the training sessions and for coaching on the day.

Well done students!

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Marble Waterslides

by Mr James Crabtree

​This Thursday our Year 6 students were able to show their finished PBL maths assignments to visiting Year 5 and Year 1 classes.

Their assignment was to create a model water slide that would be shown to council for approval to build. They had to think about age limitations, costs of building, safety restrictions, average speed, build structure and integrity.

The three weeks of work put into their projects gained great feedback from Year 5 and Year 1 students who said: “I love the creative track work”, “How did you create this in three weeks?”, and “It’s really big”.


Places of Worship

by Mrs Kylie Smith

​The Year 11 Studies of Religion class had a fantastic day down in Sydney yesterday visiting some places of worship for different world religions.

We went to St Mary’s Cathedral, The Great Synagogue and Auburn Gallipoli Mosque.

We munched on Turkish delight, learnt a lot and had a great time!

Singing with Mr Percival

by Mrs Angela Hamilton

Year 7 students enjoyed a music session with Darren Percival.

They learnt some new skills, with some students given the opportunity to showcase their talents.


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